Department of Art and Art Professions

Art and Art Professions

Exhibitions and Events

Events and Exhibitions in Barney Building

Performa Institute: Who Can Write About Performance Art?
Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. 
**Change of Location to Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

How many histories do you need to know in order to write exciting criticism of art at the axis of dance and visual art, theater and performance, and every iteration in between? Featuring RoseLee Goldberg, faculty, with Claire Bishop, Adrian Heathfield, Jens Hoffmann, John Rockwell, Hrag Vartanian, David Velasco. RSVP here or to

Film Screening: My Private Zoo
Thursday, May 1, 6:30pm
Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building
34 Stuyvesant St.

Please join us in the Einstein Auditorium for a screening of My Private Zoo - a 2012 documentary by Gianni Sirch and Ferruccio Goia. Light refreshments will be served. After the screening, Director Gianni Sirch will be present for a Q&A session.This event is free.
UNTITLEDdialogue 15 未命题对话: 这一代 My Generation  
Thursday, May 8, 6:30–8 p.m.
Barney Building, NYU
34 Stuyvesant St.
Talk organized by Fou Gallery with Barbara Pollack.

Captured: Faculty Print Show
3rd Floor Office Lounge, Barney Building
On view through Summer 2014

Hugh O’Rourke, in collaboration with NYU Steinhardt's Department of Art and Art Professions, is pleased to present the exhibition Captured.  The show features works by artists teaching in the NYU Print Department, including Noah Breuer, Mark Johnson, Kiki Smith, Ruby Sky Stiler, Valerie Hammond, and Gustabo Velazquez.
Notes From the Curator:
Specifically within art, when we think of the term "captured," it is in reference to how well someone depicted what is essential to the object or image being looked at. Capturing a feeling or likeness beyond simple representation is what constitutes a striving force for all artists working across varying mediums. 

The idea of “captured” as a theme for a print show was imagined and enforced by the idea of printmaking itself. Printmaking as an art form captures line, gesture, and a specific kind of sharpness in a way other forms of art making do not. No two prints are exactly alike, and in this way, prints are literally moments captured in time, each one unique and frozen within its moment of creation.  
Whether it is the gravitational forces depicted by Mark Johnson, being in the clutches of a tiger in the work of Kiki Smith, or the vast mountainous landscapes of Noah Breuer, all of the artists in the show have created images that are sure to ensnare their viewer.  

Being rescued is the hope of all those captured, but when referring to great art, the aim is to stay captured as long as possible.

- Hugh O’Rourke
Exhibitions in Barney Galleries

Masha Afonina, Ale Aguirre, Chelsea Birns, Courtney Surmanek, and Elizabeth Tamkin

On view April 16 - 20, 2014
Rosenberg and Commons Galleries

Group exhibition for students in faculty Rita Barros' Photography I class
Opening reception on April 21, 5–6 p.m.
On view April 21–28, 2014
Barney Building, 2nd Floor

Mary Anderson, Kathryn Kendall, Molly Lambe, Sawyer Alexis Mitchell, Julie Stopper, Morgan Thomas and Kate Weigel
Opening Reception: Weds., April 23 from 5–7 p.m.
On view April 23–27, 2014
Rosenberg and Commons Galleries

Caleigh Birrell, Gene Kim, Jaclyn Levy, Wally Ludel, Karina Muranaga, Alexander Russi, and Wenhao Felix Song
Opening Reception: Wed, April 30 from 5–7 p.m.
On view April 30–May 2, 2014
Rosenberg and Commons Galleries

Sam Englander
On view May 3, 2014
Rosenberg and Commons Galleries

Art Education Thesis Show
On view May 4–11, 2014
Rosenberg and Commons Galleries

All Senior Show
On view May 12–23, 2014
Rosenberg and Commons Galleries

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80 WSE

MFA Thesis Exhibition Part II
Opening Reception on April 26, 5-8pm
On view from April 23 - May 3, 2014
80 WSE gallery, in collaboration with NYU Steinhardt's Masters of Fine Arts program in the Department of Art and Art Professions, is pleased to present three parts of MFA Thesis Exhibitions. The second exhibition will feature work by MFA candidates Azi Amiri, Sofi Brazzeal, Samantha Fretwell, and Tyson Robertson.

On view through April 30, 2014
BFA Studio Art Joeun Aatchim's site-specific installation Souvenirs provokes awareness of the forgotten wartime violations that occurred during WWII. After finding some “beautifully hand-colored” souvenir postcards from the colonial era while traveling through Insadong, a tourist town in Korea, Joeun started investigating the darker currents embedded within the deceptive beauty of these seemingly banal, “antique,” commoditized images. She wants the viewer to consider the fallibility of the historical archive, which often leads to the denial of historic truth.